Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston has hinted that he was close to sign a multi-picture deal to play Commissioner James Gordon in the DC universe.
“I’ve been asked to take a look at Commissioner Gordon,” the actor, known for playing high-school teacher-turned-meth kingpin Walter White revealed.
“And it’s well, I would be one in several [movies].” Of why he passed on the offer, the actor explained, “I’d kind of like to carve out a new identity.”
Cranston, 60, voiced James Gordon in the 2011 animated film Batman: Year One, reported Aceshowbiz.
He then became a fan favourite to portray Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but he said several times in the past that he was never approached by Warner Brothers or director Zack Snyder.
Luthor was eventually played by Jesse Eisenberg in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and is expected to reprise his role in Justice League while Gordon will be portrayed by JK Simmons, whose first look was revealed by Snyder recently.
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